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What Are The Treatments For Allergy Induced Asthma
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Skin or blood: Skin testing involves placing drops of extracts of pollen, animal dander, mold, dust mite & food on your arms or back. If allergic a small hive appears within 20 minutes. An alternative is rast, a blood test that detects the same allergy antibodies found with skin testing. Sometimes one test is needed to confirm the results of the other. Provocation tests are used in cases of "local" allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A plan that works: The successful control of asthma focuses on inflammation & spasm of the airways. Meds like inhaled steroids help control what is a chronic problem with airway irritation. Short acting or long acting anti-spasm drugs like albuterol/salmuterol help re-open airways that spasm in spite of other treatments. A written step wise plan that uses day by day symptoms to add/reduce meds helps the most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trigger avoidance: Agree with the statements about medicines should be tailored by your doctor to you. Additionally, if you know what triggers your asthma then controlling or avoiding those will help. Some common triggers include: Allergies (talk to your doctor about treatment options), infections (always wash your hands), exercise (pre-treat before starting) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma specialist: would help you better, can't help you online, you need to be well evaluated before starting any treatment, it isn't one treatment that fits all, every patient is different, good luck ...Read more
What is going on?: For mild localized allergies, antihistamines like loratidine, fexofenadine, and cetirizine work well, with low chance of sedation. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is plenty strong for stubborn cases, but often causes drowsiness - don't drive. Give us more description: location (nose, eyes, skin), duration, appearance, etc. Whole body allergic reactions (bees, foods, drugs)? Call 911. ...Read more
Drops for allergies: There are many types of eye drops that are used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. A lot depends on the severity of your symptoms. Often, people do well using otc allergy drops on occasion, along with oral allergy medications. In order to help more significant allergies, doctors will prescribe steroid and/or antihistamine eye drops (e.g. Pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) etc). ...Read more
Allegens & irritiant: Allergens: house dust mites, animal danders, mold spores, pollens & sometimes foods. Irritants: cigarette smoke, wood & barbecue smoke, poorly-burning gas stoves, heaters, furnaces & hot water heaters, smog, diesel exhausts, pesticides, fragrance. For asthma these physical triggers: cold air, exercise, laughter, stress, and respiratory infections, especially viral respiratory infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several choices: There is no shortage of medications available for treating seasonal allergies. Over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra are good, as well as prescription nasal sprays (stay away from over the counter nasal sprays). Singulair (montelukast) is another option for treating seasonal allergies. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis: Several treatment options for pollen allergy exist. Avoidance is difficult, but keeping windows closed, showering and changing clothes after exposure, and removing shoes upon entering a home can help. Antihistamines (both in pill form and nasal preparations) and topical nasal steroids are usually effective if used right, Immunotherapy (allergy shots) is most effective for more severe allergies ...Read more
Various categories: We have rescue medications and preventive medications available. Your doctor will decide what is appropriate for you, one of those types, or both. Most likely they will be via inhalation, you will breathe the medication. Depending on where you live there exist a variety of different ones, different names, different devices, etc. ...Read more
Relief vs. control: Every patient with asthma needs a quick relief inhaler and the most common is albuterol or the isomer lev-albuterol (same effect with less amount of medication.) for controller medications, corticosteroid inhalers (qvar, flovent, pulmicort, asmanex) are very similar except Qvar is very small size and better lung deposition. For more severe asthma, advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) and dulera--all work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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